If you fancy adding a touch of movie magic to your next holiday, why not consider a night in a hotel from the following list, each one an important feature in some of cinemas most iconic films.
The Tokyo Park Hyatt – Lost in Translation
Featured in director Sofia Coppola’s 2003 critically acclaimed Lost in Translation, The Tokyo Park Hyatt and more specifically its ‘New York Bar’ provide the backdrop to the unlikely relationship between the films main characters. The Hyatt’s famous rooftop ‘New York Bar’ sits on the 52nd floor – 235m up – looking out on the bustling city of Tokyo below, providing you with both breathtaking views and a glass of wine to enjoy it with. This sort of luxury does not come cheap and when it comes to the Hyatt’s most expensive suites (which come complete with your own on-call chef) you may need to dip into your saving accounts to pay the bill.
The Bellagio Las Vegas – Oceans Eleven
Famous in its own right for its size and decadence, The Bellagio, situated on Las Vegas’ legendary boulevard has featured in a multitude of films since its opening in 1998. With almost 4,000 rooms and 116,000 square feet of gaming space in its renowned casino, The Bellagio is a vast yet elegantly decorated hotel that you can expect to be unlike any you have visited before. It’s most famous on screen appearance takes place in the remake of the famous heist film Oceans 11, with the Bellagio’s celebrated ‘dancing water’ fountains providing the backdrop to the films poignant final scene.
The Timberline Lodge – The Shining
For those of you with a love of scary films, why not consider a night in the ski lodge made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s chilling horror classic The Shining? If that sounds unappealing, you may be happy to hear that at The Timberline Lodge (or the Overlook Hotel as it is known as in the film), situated on Mount Hood in Oregon, you are now more likely to find ski tours and wine tasting evenings than homicidal maniacs and ghostly figures. The interior shots from the film were shot at Elstree studios in London, although aerial shots of The Timberline Lodge were used in many of the film’s opening scenes.